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2009 Toyota 4Runner
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: Although it has a stellar record in terms of vehicle problems, initially the 4th generation (2003 - 2009) 4Runner didn't earn our top "Seal of Awesome" rating because it received poor crash test ratings for rear impacts. However it's proven to have one of the lowest driver death rates out of all vehicles (not just SUVs), so we've bumped it back up to our top award.
Worst 2009 Toyota 4Runner Problems by Category
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- transmission problems2NHTSA complaints: 7
- drivetrain problems1NHTSA complaints: 3
- engine problemsNHTSA: 5
- electrical problemsNHTSA: 4
- fuel system problemsNHTSA: 2
- steering problemsNHTSA: 2
- suspension problemsNHTSA: 2
- body / paint problemsNHTSA: 2
- seat belts / air bags problemsNHTSA: 2
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 2
- interior accessories problemsNHTSA: 1
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